​Oneida County History Center

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December 2018
Monday through Sunday
December 8-23

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Sundays 10:00 am– 6:00 pm

George Abel Named 2018 Volunteer of the year!


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Hours of Operation

Research Library, Exhibits, Bookstore

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm , Saturdays 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Closed Christmas (12/25/18) & New Year's Days (1/1/19) 

The Oneida County History Center has named George Abel 2018 Volunteer of the Year.  Volunteers, such as George, are vital to the daily operation and long-term care of the History Center.  This honor was announced during the annual Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards Banquet on October 3, 2018.  George was chosen by his co-volunteers, History Center staff, and the Board of Trustees.  

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The Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame, begun in 1946, has named five individuals to its 2018 Historical Hall of Fame inductee class: Rear Admiral Samuel Livingston Breese, Utica Public Library Director Alice Cynthia Dodge, educator Anthony Schepsis, Clinton Hockey trailblazer Edward Stanley, and Utica sports editor and enthusiast Len Wilbur.  The Hall of Famers were inducted alongside the 2018 Richard W. Couper ‘Living Legends’ class: Oneida County Historian Joseph P. Bottini, US Navy veteran and community advocate Edward Jackson, Reverend Joseph A. Salerno, and animal rights activist Anita Vitullo.  All inductees were honored at the History Center's annual Historical Hall of Fame/Living Legends Awards Banquet at the Hart's Hill Inn on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. 
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2018 Historical Hall of Fame & Living Legends inductees

Membership is one of the most rewarding ways to experience Oneida County's past, present, and future.
​Saturday, December 8 at 1:00 pm- The Walesville Jet Crash of 1954

Tuesday, December 11 from 4:30-6:00 pm - 4th Annual Peace Carol presented by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica

Thursday, December 27 10:00 am - 4:00 pm- FUNTRAK Model Train Display

Friday, December 28 10:00 am - 4:00 pm- FUNTRAK Model Train Display

Saturday, December 29, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm- FUNTRAK Model Train Display

Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 pm- Lucky U, Lucky Us: Utica in the 1950s Book Signing with Rodger Potocki 

Saturday, January 19 at 1:00 pm- Geology of the Upper Mohawk Valley

​​Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 pm- The Haudenosaunee and the Erie Canal

Saturday, February 1 at 1:00 pm- Utica/Oneida County Branch NAACP Black History Month Celebration

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